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Major accident in America, fire at British Petroleum refinery kills 2 workers

Two workers were killed in a fire at a British Petroleum (BP) refinery in the US state of Ohio. All other employees of the Husky Toledo refinery in the Oregon city are safe, Xinhua news agency quoted BP as saying in a statement on Wednesday.

The fire was doused on Tuesday night and the refinery was safely shut down and remained closed on Wednesday. It is not clear what caused the fire. BP said the Husky Toledo refinery “has been a cornerstone of Northwest Ohio’s economy for more than 100 years”.

The refinery is said to be able to process 160,000 barrels of crude each day, providing the Midwest with gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, propane, asphalt and other products.
On a daily basis, the facility can produce 3.8 million gallons of gasoline, 1.3 million gallons of diesel fuel, and 600,000 gallons of jet fuel.

With input from IANS

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